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- Christians Take Over Interfaith Army Chapel in Combat Zone
- Press Kit
- 9/11: 'Never Forget' Must Include All Victims
- Atheists Advocate Separation of Church and State at DNC
- Congressman Pete Stark to Speak at 2013 National Convention
- American Atheists Announces 50th Anniversary Logo Design Contest
- American Atheists Announces Harassment Policy for Conventions and Conferences
- American Atheists Jubilant Over Latest Religion Report
- American Atheists Removes Religious Billboards from Charlotte
- Former Pastor Now American Atheists Public Relations Director
- Former Pastor Teresa MacBain New Public Relations Director
- ITALIAN JUDGE LUIGI TOSTI ACQUITTED!
- American Atheists to Protest Bradford County, FL Decalogue on May 19
Supporting Civil Rights for Atheists and the Separation of Church and State
July 4 Aerial Banner Schedule - Pictures win shirts!
American Atheists will fly either "God-LESS America" or "Atheism is Patriotic" over 26 states on July 4th, celebrating our growth as a movement and our freedom to live without dogma and religion. Patriotism article HERE.
(SEE FLIGHT SCHEDULES IN TABLE BELOW!)
WE NEED PICTURES! If you will be in the area of one of our ads, please take some good high-quality pictures for our website and magazine. If we use your picture, we will give you a free Convention T-shirt! Email your pictures to Blair at [email protected].
ALSO - Please find your local news TIP line and call in when you see the banner. If you are a member of a local group or run a local group, take advantage of this opportunity to get some local press as well! Let this rising tide raise your ship, too!
Why are we doing this? How many times have you heard theists refer to atheists as un-American, anti-American, or un-patriotic? How many times have you heard theists insist "there are no atheists in foxholes?" These canards are an insult to all atheist Americans who love and support the United States. The very fact that we stand up to defend the constitutional separation of church and state, fight for the civil rights of all non-theists, and work to ensure true freedom of religion is one of the most patriotic things anyone can do! By defending against theocracy, we are acting patriotic and defending the founding document of this country. What better day to emphasize this than on the birthday of our great country?
This campaign is not about pushing the "atheist agenda" or shoving our views down people's throats. This is about advertising and raising the tide for all atheists across the United States. This is about getting Americans to recognize the role atheists play in this country and our dedication to its constitution. This is about generating public discussion about atheism, religion and the role of religion in politics and our national identity. This is an opportunity for public discourse about the very issues that are important not only to us, but to every American (whether they realize it or not). For more details about why atheism is patriotic, please visit our Patriotism article HERE.
Why only 26 states (so far)? American Atheists went to great lengths to get flights in all 50 states, representing the fact that atheism is the fastest growing segment in every state . The reality is that there is still a lot of bigotry out there and many companies refused to fly our banners. This just emphasizes the importance of doing this campaign! In fact, on 6/30 our count went from 27 to 26 because a company in North Carolina refused to fly the sign because, "I'm not going to Hell flying that sign!"
|Alabama||Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Dauphin Island||1200-1300||State Line to Bayou la Batre|
|California||Los Angeles, Santa Monica||1900-2000||Santa Monica to Manhatten Beach|
|Connecticut||Mystic, New London/Groton||0900-1000||Mystic, Stonington, Sandy Point, New London|
|Florida||Miami Beach, South Beach||1100-1200||South Beach to Lauderdale|
|Illinois||Racine, Zion, Libertyville||1030-1200||Racine South to Zion - Waukegan - Libertyville - Highland Park to
|Indiana||Lake Potaka/Paoli||0900-1000||Patoka Lake / Paoli Area|
|Louisiana||Mandaville, Covington, Abita Springs||1030-1230||Mandaville Seafood Fest/Mandaville Downtown|
|Massachusetts||South Cape Cod||1500-1600||Osterman to Chatham Beaches|
|Michigan||Detroit||1900-2000||Downtown/ Hart Plaza|
|Minnesota||Parade Forrest Lake, Roseville||1300-1400||Parade Forrest Lake/White Bear Lake/Roseville Fest|
|Mississippi||Biloxi, Gulfport||1100-1200||Biloxi Beaches/Coast|
|Missouri||Lake of the Ozarks||1000-1100||Osage Beach|
|Nebraska||Lake Whitney||0800-0900||Chadron/Lake Whitney|
|New Jersey||Long Branch, Sandy Hook Beaches||0900-1000||Long Branch To Sandy Hook Beaches|
|New York||Harbor, Liberty Island||1000-1100||Harbor Liberty Island|
|North Dakota||Grand Forks||1500-1600||Grand Forks/Downtown|
|Ohio||Toledo||1900-2000||Downtown/ Zoo Amphitheater|
|Oregon||Portland, Vancouver||1600-1700||Downtown Vancuver & Portland/Stadium|
|Rhode Island||Coast||1000-1100||Westerly, Watch Hill, Misquamicut, Weekapaug, Charlestown, Green
Hill, Matunuck, Point Judith, Scarborough, Narragansett
|South Dakota||Rapid City||0900-1000||Downtown/Parade|
|Texas||Ft. Worth, Arlington||1600-1700||Rangers Pregame|
|Washington||Seattle||1700-1800||Gas Works Park Myrtle Edwards Beach|
|Wisconsin||Racine, Milwaukee||0900-1000||Racine - Oak Creek - Bayview - Greenfield and back to Racine via Franklin|